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In the City; Among nature
Grasse anciently renowned for its perfumes, is rich in history and winds its narrow streets around the 13th Century cathedral. Set in the heart of the Riviera, close to many famous tourist sites, Grasse is within easy reach of Cannes and its beaches, approx. 20 km away.
40 km from Nice and its international airport.
Environment : On the outskirt of Grasse, in a country setting, surrounded by olive groves, with other villas in the vicinity.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Cannes. 20 km. Beachside resort with its large promenade, chic boutiques, restaurants, bars, shops and festivals including the famous Cannes film festival in May each year. A walk along the “Croisette”, harbour and sandy beaches is a must.
Théoule sur Mer. 20 km. Charming seaside resort nestling in a small cove at the foot of the Estérel mountain with red rocky inlets and beautiful sandy beaches shaded by exotic palm trees and majestic parasol pines.
St Cassien lake. 20 km. Beautiful lake with clean water and small beaches, and lovely place for windsurfing and other watersports. Ideal to cool off on a hot day!
St Paul de Vence. 25 km. One of the most beautiful and most visited villages in France which has attracted many artists due to its great natural beauty. Also home to Fondation Maeght, France’s most important modern art museum with a remarkable collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other graphic works from the 20th century.
THINGS TO DO:
Golf du Claux Amic, Grasse. 10 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 72 - 5916m. With spectacular views of both the Mediterranean sea and the mountains, this course demands concentration and precise shots. The old oak trees provide some shade and ensure relief from the hot summer sun.
Les Grottes de St Cézaire, St Cézaire sur Siagne. 15 km. Discovered in 1890 by local farmer whilst working his land. Full of fantastic formations including draperies, stalactites and stalagmites. Spectacular underground landscapes.
Visiobulle Antibes, Juan les Pins. 30 km. Boat trip. An hour long excursion in a glass-bottomed boat to discover the Cap d'Antibes with stunning underwater view.
Marineland, Antibes. 30 km. Aquarium. The greatest marine show in Europe with dolphins, orcas, killer whales and seals. Also aquariums and a 30m-long tunnel surrounded by sharks!
Antibes-Juan les Pins. 30 km. Two towns in one! Antibes with its vibrant historic centre with narrow winding streets, a good choice of restaurants, cafés, theatres, piano bars, chic hotels, private clubs and Picasso museum, and Juan les Pins renowned for its gorgeous beaches, exciting nightlife with fashionable night clubs, casino and even night shopping. Also Cap d'Antibes, a small piece of paradise, home to a number of millionaires.
Nice. 45 km. Fashionable and unmissable seaside resort with its wonderful “Promenade des Anglais”, a long boulevard along the seaside dotted with palm trees, its old town with pretty colourful architecture and narrow streets. Take a stroll along the flower market in the “Cours Saleya”, restaurants serving Mediterranean and sea food and bars. Nice is cool in winter and hot in summer!!!
Monaco. 65 km. One of the most famous and glamorous cities in the world with its casino at Monte Carlo, F1 Grand Prix each May, tennis tournament and of course its incredible nightlife.
Gorges du Verdon. 85 km. Europe’s largest river canyon and one of France’s greatest natural wonder with twisting narrow roads, dramatic scenery, awesome views but also lofty little villages and chapels clinging to the rocks. THE place for climbing, rafting, canyoning, kayaking...
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Nice (35mn), Marseille (2 hrs).
Sea: 20 km
Supermarket: 2 km
Shops: 2 km
Doctor: 2 km
Town centre: 5 km
Tennis: 5 km
Hospital: 7 km
Riding: 7 km
Golf: 7 km
Night-Club: 15 km.